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BSQLDB(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		     BSQLDB(1)

     bsqldb -- batch SQL script	processor using	DB-Library

     bsqldb [-hqv] [-S servername] [-D database] [-U username] [-P password]
	    [-i	input_file] [-o	output_file] [-e error_file] [-H hostname]
	    [-t	field_term] [-R	pivot_description]

     bsqldb is a utility program distributed with FreeTDS.  bsqldb is a	non-
     interactive equivalent of the "isql" utility programs distributed by
     Sybase and	Microsoft. Like	them, bsqldb uses the command "go" on a	line
     by	itself as a separator between batches. The last	batch need not be fol-
     lowed by "go".  bsqldb makes use of the DB-Library	API provided by
     FreeTDS. This API is of course also available to application developers.

     -D	database
	     Database to use.

     -H	hostname
	     hostname Override name of client sent to server.

     -P	password
	     Database server password.

     -S	servername
	     Database server to	which to connect.

     -U	username
	     Database server login name. If username is	not provided, a	domain
	     login is attempted	for TDS	7+ connections.

     -e	error_file
	     Name of file for errors.

     -h	     Print column headers with the data	to the same file.

     -i	input_file
	     Name of script file, containing SQL.

     -o	output_file
	     Name of output file, holding result data.

     -q	     Do	not print column metadata, return status, or rowcount. Over-
	     rides -h.

     -t	field_term
	     Specifies the field terminator. Default is	two spaces (' ').
	     Recognized	escape sequences are tab ('\t'), carriage return
	     ('\r'), newline ('\n'), and backslash ('\\').

     -v	     Verbose mode, for more information	about the DB-Library interac-
	     tion.  This also reports the result set metadata, including and
	     return code. All verbose data are written to standard error (or
	     -e), so as	not to interfere with the data stream.

     -R	pivot_description
	     Specify pivot trasformation. The format is	<down columns>
	     <across columns> <function> <value>.  Columns are specified but
	     numbers.  The format of down columns and across columns is	a
	     comma separated list of columns.  function	is either count, sum,
	     min or max.

     DSQUERY default servername

     bsqldb is a filter; it reads from standard	input, writes to standard out-
     put, and writes errors to standard	error. The -i, -o, and -e options
     override these defaults.

     The source	code for bsqldb	is intended as a model for DB-Library users.
     DB-Library	has a rich set of functions, and it can	be hard	sometimes to
     understand	how to use them, particularly the first	time. If you find
     something about the source	code unclear, you are encouraged to email the
     author your comments.

     bsqldb exits 0 on success,	and >0 if the server cannot process the	query.

     For messages with severity	> 10, bsqldb calls exit(3) with	the severity
     level.  For example, if the severity level	is 16, bsqldb will return an
     exit status of 16 to the shell.

     bsqldb first appeared in FreeTDS 0.63.

     The bsqldb	utility	was written by James K.	Lowden <>.

     Microsoft servers as of SQL Server	7.0 SP 3 do not	return output parame-
     ters unless the RPC functions are used. This means	bsqldb cannot return
     output parameters for stored procedures with these	servers.

FreeTDS	dev.1.2.10		March 26, 2015		    FreeTDS dev.1.2.10


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